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The UK Committee On Climate Change Recommends 2050 "Net-Zero" Target
On 2 May 2019, the UK's Committee on Climate Change recommended that Parliament legislate, without delay, to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions to "net-zero" by 2050.
7 Jun 2019
Attorneys General Investigations And Enforcement In The Energy Sector
Traditionally, regulation of the energy sector has occurred at the federal level and through specialized state regulatory bodies. However, attorneys general are playing an increasingly prominent role in regulating energy and environmental activity within their states.
United States
8 Apr 2019
Citizen Suits Challenge Rollbacks, Replacements, And Project Approvals
Over the past two years the Trump Administration has initiated a fast-paced agenda of rolling back environmental regulations, while also reexamining enforcement priorities.
United States
29 Mar 2019
Nuclear Power In The Age Of Decommissioning
The United States is home to 60 commercial nuclear power plants which house 98 operating reactors—more than any other country in the world.
United States
19 Mar 2019
The Growing Threat Of Wildfire To The Energy Sector: Recent State And Federal Activity
The unfortunate trend of increased wildfires across the western landscape continued in 2018, both as to the number of fires and the acreage burned.
United States
11 Mar 2019
Investment Disputes Arising From Regulatory Changes In Clean Energy
Clean energy is a growing market. According to some estimates, global clean energy investment reached approximately USD 332 billion in 2018.
United States
1 Mar 2019
EPA's PFAS Action Plan Presents Opportunities For Advocacy
PFAS are a group of related, synthetic chemicals that include multiple fluorine atoms.
United States
25 Feb 2019
Climate Change Revisions Lead To An Uncertain Regulatory Environment
This is the second issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Hot Topics in Energy Series.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Congressional Investigations: What The Energy Sector Should Do To Prepare
The Democratic oversight staff is likely to conduct investigations in a focused and thoughtful way, rather than haphazardly issuing subpoenas and calling hearings as has been suggested by some in the media.
United States
5 Feb 2019
10-In-10 Hot Topics In Energy - Congressional Investigations: What The Energy Sector Should Do To Prepare
This is the inaugural issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Hot Topics in Energy Series. Over the next 10 weeks, our attorneys will share insights on current and emerging issues affecting the US energy sector.
United States
4 Feb 2019
Solicitor General Asks Supreme Court To Review The Decisions Adopting The Groundwater As Conduit Theory
In consideration of a request for a writ of certiorari in the cases County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, No. 18-260 and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners v. Upstate Forever, No. 18-268, the US Supreme Court invited the views ...
United States
11 Jan 2019
War Against Wildfires A New Priority For House Armed Services Committee?
Special Counsel Rachel Jacobson and Senior Associate Matthew Ferraro published an opinion piece in The Hill that explains the not widely known role Congress' defense policymakers have in preventing and responding to Western wildfires.
United States
5 Dec 2018
New Jersey Issues Largest-Ever Solicitation For Offshore Wind
New Jersey continues to up the ante in states' commitments to developing offshore wind. When he ran for office, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy promised to promote the deployment of 3,500 megawatts ...
United States
12 Oct 2018
U.S., Mexico, Canada Agree To Update NAFTA
After more than a year of sometimes contentious negotiations, the United States, Mexico, and Canada reached an agreement late Sunday night to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
United States
9 Oct 2018
Sixth Circuit Holds Clean Water Act Does Not Require Permits For Discharges To Groundwater
On September 24, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Clean Water Act does not require a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit for the discharges of pollutants to groundwater, ...
United States
2 Oct 2018
Environmental Dispute Resolution and Small States
Nine panels involving 30 speakers focused over two days on the different avenues to resolve international environmental disputes especially in and with Small States, with environmental science and environmental and climate change politics providing the background to that discussion.
24 Sep 2018
Trump Administration Proposes Major Revisions To ESA Regulations
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service this week published proposed revisions to key portions of the Endangered Species Act's implementing regulations.
United States
1 Aug 2018
Environmental Deconfliction: The National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2018 And Its Implications For Energy, Environment, And Natural Resources
The National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") may be the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation most people have never heard of.
United States
24 Jul 2018
Congress' Overlooked Environmental Legislation
On May 24, 2018, the House passed—and now the Senate is considering—the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation it will consider all year. It isn't a revision to the Endangered Species Act or the Clean Water Act: It is the defense authorization bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act.
United States
3 Jul 2018
NEPA Regulatory Updates: Council On Environmental Quality Seeks Comment As It Considers Revisions To NEPA Regulations
The Council on Environmental Quality today published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment on a vast range of potential revisions to CEQ's regulations implementing NEPA.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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